KNUST beats University of Ghana to qualify for the finals of Kuapa Kokoo Inter-Tertiary Debate.
Another day of exceptional display of educational excellence from our various tertiary institutions at the British Council auditorium on the 30th of April, 2018.
Being in the room of great youthful educators mesmerizes me as they exhibit strong sense of intelligence. Kuapa Kokoo Inter-Tertiary debate second phase has taken a new turn as rivalry schools University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology address the topic “Is ICT the answer to achieving maximum growth in the cocoa sector in the wake of Ghana Beyond Aid?
With KNUST gallantly for the motion that ICT is the answer to achieving maximum growth since it will create access to information, quick payment of farmers and also shifting from indigenous era to modernization, University of Ghana rather refute their points by clearly emphasizing what’s the use of ICT when there are limited lands for production, poor pricing cocoa produce and lack of technological equipments as well as high illiteracy in the country. These educative arguments created an atmosphere of praise on both teams by their supportive members.
Right after their session, University of Cape Coast and Ashesi University took the platform to argue their points on the same topic. UCC were of the view that ICT is the answer to maximizing growth in the cocoa sector by tackling all problems of corruption, bringing industrialization and creating easy access to information on pest and diseases. Whereas Ashesi University insisted that ICT can’t be the ultimate answer in maximizing growth of cocoa sector due to reasons of successful cocoa farmers who had not attended school or gotten access to ICT, excelled greatly in it, were able to identify when a cocoa seed had been infested or the pods had failed due to the harmattan.
Great debate organised by kuapa kokoo and Millennium Promise Alliance. It’s a great initiative since it seeks to educate the masses on cocoa farming and also raise an awareness of various detrimental issues affecting cocoa farmers, production and how government can help ease the burden of these farmers and mode of production.
Generating results for various schools
UPSA : 64.94%
UEW_K : 64%
KNUST : 81%
Drawing the curtains of this great, inspiring educative program, the winners to contest for the finals slated on 30th May 2018 are;
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
University of Cape Coast
University of Education, Winneba, Kumasi
Priscilla Asamoah Baffour